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Bechamel, Louis de

Born: 1630 AD
Died: 1703 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Chef

1630 – Louis de Béchameil, marquis de Nointel was born is a French financier and gourmet.

         – White sauce acquired its name from him for he perfected an ancient type of sauce made from cream.

         – The sauce was dedicated to Béchameil to flatter him.

1670 – Béchameil bought the marquisat of Nointel and later became Louis XIV’s headwaiter.

1698 – Béchameil will publish another document focusing on the fiscal system.

1703 – Louis de Béchameil died.